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Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News On March 2, the Alberta government delivered on an election promise to cut school fees. Starting in the fall off 2017, parents won’t have to pay fees for instructional supplies or materials: textbooks, workbooks…

Mac Olsen The Wildrose Party certainly made the right call last week with their motion to encourage the federal government to end the purchase of ‘dictator oil’. Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda made the following motion in the…

Jeff Burgar For months now, Canadians have followed American news. There isn’t much choice, because Canadian media keep chiming in with their stories lifted from mainstream media in the States. We get a steady diet of Donald Trump. Love him…

Re: Big Lakes County clothing drive I was interested to read about the above in support of Goodwill Industries. Goodwill is a very worthwhile charity and will, no doubt, be grateful for the support. I was disappointed, however, that no…

Re: Someone else will have to lead the charge [Clegg’s Corner, April 27, South Peace News] The Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council is a group of volunteers, giving our time to bring a local voice to the planning of…

Jeff Burgar So, how does your community get to be the highest taxed town of its size in Alberta? Some days, it’s just manmade issues, like cleaning up old roads and sewer pipes. That’s a problem right across North America.…

Re: Dialysis. Well, who would have thought it? As President Donald Trump began to tinker with NAFTA, I was offended as a reasonable, peaceable Canadian. Then I realized it’s kind of a backhanded and unintended compliment. It seems, we’ve been…

Katrina Owens Mother’s Day is quickly approaching May 15 for those who aren’t aware. I figured a gentle reminder about how important female role models are for us younglings couldn’t hurt as a reminder. I’ve learned the majority of my…

Jessica Gordon The behaviour of kids playing outside is very poor and that’s why I think we should bring it back. Too many kids are on their phones inside and not actually seeing the outside world. Before technology, children were…

My concern, for the sake of our community, has to do with the High Prairie Skateboard Park. Many of the children in our community go to the park and when they attend, most do not have a helmet on their…

We need more playgrounds because playing on a playground full of other students can be very hard. That is why I think the Grade 4-6 playground should have more playground area. It gets hard playing tag when other people are…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Some research of the numbers regarding the High Prairie and area’s need for renal dialysis service certainly suggested we are getting – well – screwed. Royally! Let’s follow some history of this issue. Here…

Chris Clegg Of all the reality shows on TV, I enjoy The Last Alaskans the most. The show features the last four family permit holders who live in seven cabins in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The…

Jeff Burgar April 25 was not the first time one of our local government councils waded into a quicksand swamp of their own making. Judging from history, it won’t be the last. Municipal consultant and writer on governance, George Cuff,…